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New Chief Executive Joins The ExtraCare Charitable Trust

January 2016

ExtraCare has welcomed Mick Laverty to his new role as chief executive.

Mick will lead the Charity’s ambitious £314 million development programme which will see the construction of 1,534 mixed-tenure apartments within retirement villages in Coventry (2016), Longbridge, Birmingham (2017), High Wycombe (2018), Stoke Gifford (2018), Bedford (2019) and Solihull (2019).  

Mick said: “I’m impressed by ExtraCare’s clear vision to create better lives for older people, providing inspirational homes, award-winning care services and encouraging an active lifestyle.

“I am delighted to join the Charity as it drives forward an exciting development programme that will meet the aspirations of many more older people seeking to enjoy later life in one of its villages.” 

Mick was previously chief executive of the Student Loans Company, a government-funded ‘digital exemplar’ organisation that has seven million customers and distributes £15 billion per annum. He was also formerly chief executive of Advantage West Midlands, the regional development agency for the West Midlands.

Mick is a chartered accountant and has also held a number of non executive director roles in the public, private and charity sectors and is currently non executive director of Birmingham’s Hippodrome Theatre.

Notes to editors

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust enables older people to enjoy a healthier, active and more independent lifestyle in a network of inspirational communities. Founded in 1988, ExtraCare is a registered charity based in Coventry. It operates 3,848 homes within 14 retirement villages and 17 smaller housing developments across the Midlands and the North. Each Housing Scheme or Village has 5 to 18 social, health and leisure facilities that are accessible to more than 4,400 residents and up to 5,000 older people living in surrounding communities. ExtraCare’s 60 Charity Shops help fund care and well-being services for older people living in its villages and housing developments. 

For further information, please contact:
Richard Tower, Communications Manager
Mobile: 0772 055 3658
Email: richard.tower@extracare.org.uk